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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sugar Bean Bakers has Sweet Treats!

I "met" Tina online about 11 years ago, through a scrapbooking message board.  We've shared many of life's ups and downs over the years, and watched each other kids grow up in pictures.  She's such a great lady -- SUPER funny, SUPER creative in digital scrapbooking (she's a designer at the Digital Scrapbook Place), an awesome photographer, a youth group leader, and she rocks at coming up with creative baking ideas!  She has a blog, Sugar Bean Bakers, where she posts lots of creative food ideas, and all things yummy -- from cupcakes, cookies, and cakes, to smoothies.  The following is a recipe she posted for a peach banana smoothie.  I tried it, and it's delicious!  Now I just have to wait for peaches to be in season, and I'll be making this everyday!

Peach Banana Smoothie 
Recipe by Tina @Sugar Bean Bakers

1 peach (or nectarine)- peeled, pit removed & sliced
1 banana (also peeled ;) 
1/3 cup yogurt*
1/3 cup of milk**
1 Tablespoon honey
splash of vanilla
4 ice cubes
(mine are the 1/2 moon size from my ice maker)

In a blender/processor that can chop ice:

blend until you stop hearing the ice clink around. Usually about 1-2 minutes.

Taste, you can add more honey if you need.

 *for this recipe you can use plain yogurt, peach, vanilla, or honey
also note if you use Greek Yogurt, you may need a little more milk as it is thicker

**use any milk you like, Fat Free, Skim, 2%, Whole, soy, etc.
I actually used Almond Milk for the one in the photo.

You can adjust the ratio of milk/yogurt for the consistency you like, this is how
the Bean prefers his. It's not too thick, not too thin.

This makes one large smoothie or 2 small smoothies.
Tina has lots of sweet treats that she shares at her site, so be sure to check it out.  I think you'll enjoy it, and be inspired!  You can also find her link in my sidebar.


  1. Why won't canned peach slices work - just don't add the juice. I get ones in no syrup.

  2. Canned peaches would work, too. I'll have to try that while I'm waiting for the fresh peaches to ripen. :)

  3. Mmmmm...this sounds delicious! I'll have to try it when the fresh peaches come out.

    Tina's blog looks great many yummy ideas!

  4. Yes! Definitely lots of yummy ideas, Cathy! : )

  5. Totally trying this! I'm really into smoothies right now - I'll omit the ice though and just freeze my banana to get the cold and creamy effect:)

    1. Great idea to freeze the banana, Susan. I'll have to try that, too.